Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior
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Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he’s pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. “I understand that leaving was against the law,” said Bergdahl, whose decision to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 prompted intense search and recovery missions, during … Continue reading

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case
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Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to … Continue reading

Bathroom bill’ compromise angers Democratic gov’s allies
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Bathroom bill’ compromise angers Democratic gov’s allies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay rights groups that fiercely supported Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s winning campaign last fall because of his pledge to repeal North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” now say he betrayed them by accepting the recent compromise, calling it a “dirty deal” with Republicans. Many fellow Democrats also were upset with the compromise, which … Continue reading

Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South
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Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South

Asthma sufferers and others with breathing problems are turning up at hospitals and doctors’ waiting rooms, wheezing and hacking. Schoolchildren are being kept inside at recess. And people whose lungs are easily irritated are being told to close the windows and run the air conditioner if they have one. Dozens of wildfires that have burned … Continue reading

Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South
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Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South

Starting campfires, lighting fireworks and smoking cigarettes are among the outdoor activities being banned across the South as fires burn in forests stressed by drought. Even parking a car off-road is prohibited for fear that a hot tailpipe could ignite dry leaves below. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau has said the agency is tracking … Continue reading

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No. 17 Tar Heels aim to keep rolling against No. 25 Hokies

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora sees his team making plenty of mistakes, even after a pair of last-second wins that vaulted the 17th-ranked Tar Heels back into the national rankings . He’s trying to figure out how to fix them entering Saturday’s game against No. 25 Virginia Tech. “If we can ever get that accomplished, … Continue reading

NC congressman says Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people’
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NC congressman says Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they “hate white people.” U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, whose district includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, was asked by an interviewer for Britain’s “BBC Newsnight” what grievance the protesters have. In the … Continue reading